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. i was there in the whiter house briefing room yesterday when president obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary at state from the state department and then later this evening, he is speaking at the house democr
's best guess is we'll have a new pope by easter which this year, falls on march 31st. >>> president obama is awarding the medal of honor today to army sergeant clinton roam shea for his courageous actions during a combat operation in afghanistan in october of 2009. romechet is the fourth living person to receive the medal. the president will travel to asheville, north carolina then he goes to atlanta, georgia and then chicago. that's on wednesday thursday, and friday. the plan is to bring his state of the union message to the people. he's going to talk about his ideas to strengthen the economy for the middle class. vice president biden continues his conversation today about gun safety and possible new legislation in philadelphia. he is holding a roundtable with law enforcement officials and members of congress. senator bob casey will be there also attending philadelphia mayor michael nutter and new york city police commissioner ray kelly. we'll see you on the other side. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' o
-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white house.gov the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no negative effect on the nation's unemployment and would give some 20 million
the nation on your radio and current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: john brennan president obama's nominee to head the c.i.a. faces the music today. going to be a rough and tumble hearing. what do you say? particularly about drones. what do you say? good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 7. good to see you and welcome -- welcome to the program this thursday morning. always great to see you. look particularly good this morning here as we kick off our three hour roundtable to bring you up to date on the latest news of the day and of course to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. we'll tell you what's happening here in our nation's capital. that's where you find us, by the way, right on capitol hill, down the street from the united states capitol building and what's happening here in washington, around the country around the globe bringing it to you and again give you a chance to comment. you can do so by giving us a call at the toll free number, 1-866-55-press or follow us on twitter at bpshow, at bpshow. give us your comments there on facebook.
pursuit of truth. >> that has to be the last word. thank you very much. >>> right now president obama's preparing for his first official trip at president to israel. will it be enough to repair his rocky relationship with prime minister netanyahu. former israeli embassador to the united nations, dan gillamen weighs in. gentlemen, valentine's day is less than four days away. coming up, how you can really outdo yourself this year without breaking the bank. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. people are saying "progress-oh!" we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take
on and take your calls at 866-55-press, and actually, there is a lot going on. president obama on the road again today, going to chicago and then down to west palm beach beach, florida where he will spend president's day weekend. for the first time in history, republicans have used a filibuster to block the nomination of a defense secretary. so we are in a war, and we have nobody running the pentagon. thank you, republicans. and meetteorites strike a town in russia's ural mountains. let's get the update from lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. >> hey, bill good morning, everyone. president obama is on the road but first off he is hosting the italian president who is ending his term in. this will serve as a fairrewell. he will speak at hyde park academy about his state of the union address and his plans to strengthen the middle class. he is spending time until palm city, florida. the president is pushing his plan for universal pre-school this week. but that could run into road blocks thanks to republican lawmakers who say early learning programs a
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering the potential cut and how it kol affect the fo
obama is considering another end run around a gridlocked congress, "the washington post" reports that the president is considering several new executive actions, including refinancing help for struggling homeowners, new protections for gales and lesbians, making buildings more energy efficient and tougher regulations for coal-fired power plants. >>> lindsey graham is threatening to block the nominations unless he gets more information about the benghazi attack. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward. until the white house gives us an accounting. what did the president do? >> yes, i want to ask my colleagues just like they about with john bolden, no confirmation without information, no confirmation without information. >>> vice president biden is on the hold, holding a roundtable discussion with laws enforcement. it comes the day before president obama is expected to outline sweeping gun control measures in his state of the union address. >>> later this afternoon the senate is expected to approve the reauthorizations of the violence against women act. the medal of
, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four americans were killed. panetta also confirmed he personally broke the news to president obama the night of the attack but that the two did not speak the rest of the evening as the assault continued to unfold. the president had told panetta to do whatever he needed to do to protect our people out in benghazi. today, house democrats wrap up their annual retreat with a little comedy. stephen colbert is speaking to the caucus thanks to an invite from nancy pelosi. after his comedy routine, pelosi will interview
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
conditions expected. your extended forecast, coming up. a developing story. president obama has kicked off three days of travel. he's trying to rally support he visited an auto plant in north carolina -- a former volvo plant where some the president is arguing that boosting the minimum wage and investing in research could go a long way toward a resurgence in hat in just click for he also wants to give companies incentives to do business in the u.s. house speaker john boehner says raising the minimum wage results in fewer jobs. president obama hits the road-take it full tease: obama and gun control-tele plasma vo another major issue on the agenda -- gun control. it had a big impact on last night's state of the union address. that's at 5-30. and -- a career ender? that's what some people are saying about the gop response to the president. i'll show you what happened ahead. i'll show you what happened mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the
that we're seeing at this plant and we see all across the country. >> president obama hits the road with his state of the union message. good morning. i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." the show that is skipping the tea and honey in hopes of achieving every anchor's dream, to sound like james earl jones. am i close? no. thanks for joining us on this thursday, february 14th. we have a lot to talk about. a new effort for republicans to withhold the vote of chuck hagel. plus, thousands of angry people will be arriving at a port in mobile, alabama, today. it's day five of the disaster aboard the carnival triumph. we'll have the latest details from the worst vacation ever. >>> first, breaking news from overseas. involves one of the most visible competitors in the 2012 olympics. early this morning, a model was found shot to death at the south african home of oscar pistorius. he is known as the blade runner. the name of the suspected shooter has not been revealed. but a 26-year-old man, a man the same age as pistorius has been taken into custody. nbc's reporter is live for us in lon
. thank you, brandi. we'll have an eye on this story throughout the rest of the day. >>> president obama staking hit state of the union message on the road today. >> the president sprinkled in foreign policy matters, but his focus was firmly here at home. with the details, we're joined by abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the president detailed his second term agenda, the big focus here jobs and economic growth. >> the president of the united states. thank you. >> reporter: president obama touching on topics from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: a noticeable presence of small ribbons worn by the more that be 40 invited guests, all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this ti
obama will deliver his state of the union address. nbc's peter alexander reports that the economy will be the president's major theme. heading into his fifth annual address, they say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strenght the strengthening the middle class. >> oefsh economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and shake. >> reporter: he will emphasize the value of spending on education to give americans the skill they need. infrastructure like roads, research, including clean energy technology and manufacturing. the inauguration was more about the underdog. if this is about people that have already made it but the american dream is fading and he's got their backs. >> reporter: adding to the urgency of tuesday's speech, the looming zi sequester deadlines that from march 1th in across the board cuts are start to take effect. >> it couldn't have any more self-inflicted wonds. the economy is pose r poised to take off. >> reporter: the president warning those cuts could cause a huge blow to the economy. we certainly blow more tax rev
have made no arrests. hundreds of mourners, including first lady michelle obama attended the funeral for 15-year-old idea pendleton in chicago yesterday. she was shot and killed late last month just days after she participated in president obama's inauguration ceremonies. former vice president dick cheney appears to have a dim view of the white house's new national security team. in a speech before republicans in wyoming last night mr. cheney charged that president obama is putting the nation at risk by appointing unqualified nominees. cheney said the white house is relying on too many, in his words "second rate people." the associated press reports that the board of american airlines' parent company is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to merge with u.s. airways. a merger would create one of the world's largest airlines. today is new year's day in china. fireworks lit up the sky in beijing overnight and singer celine dion performed to mark the start of the year of the snake. now today's weather. sunny and milder along the east and west coasts. but it will be a stormy day for most o
from a depressive disorder at the time, devastated by their breakout. >> president obama is on the road today trying to sell some of his state of the union proposals. the president visits an early learning classroom to make the case for universal pre-k and will speak at a community recreation center before returning to the white house. and if you listen to the speech, the state of the union on tuesday, he laid out a lot of initiatives. >> oh, yes. >> and typically those addresses are a laundry list of ideas. but the republican response is okay, you've laid out all these things. how in the middle of these record deficits do we pay for them? both sides were short on details. >> when the president laid out this laundry list of things, he said not one of the initiatives that i'm talking about today is going to cost us an extra dime. so it's going to be interesting to see how we're going to rejigger things in the economy, and our finances and our pocketbook to actually pay for this stuff. >> and those two big deadlines, you have that march deadline for the deep cuts to defense, as well as to
practice cammer -- kaepernicking for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the
for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
for abc7 news. >> 6:07. president obama delivered his "state of the union" address. >> a terror plot unfolding in the bay area, with lawyers raising doubts about a man accused of trying to attack an oakland bank. year clear . >> i have a bigger concern about black ice in the north bay at napa and santa rosa at 30 degrees but santa rosa has visibility to three quarters of a mile so be careful on the bridges and overpasses it could be slick. this afternoon, we have sunshine and temperatures in the low-to-mid 60's but the coast is upper 50's with a few clouds. our two warmest days are ahead of us, thursday and friday, mid-60's to 70 and not bad on saturday. high clouds and sunshine and low 60's at the coast and upper 60's for the rest of us. >> looking at clearing any moment san francisco southbound 101, an accident much earlier this morning blocking the right lane and in the clearing phases with an injury involving a taxi and a mustang and one person taken to the hospital. again final clearing stages. a new accident in daly city north skyline boulevard the on-ramp could be shut down to
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
. >>> president obama will be in georgia this morning to highlight an education initiative rolled out tuesday in his state of the union address. the president will visit an early childhood learning center as part of the push to offer better opportunity to kids from lower income families. in north carolina yesterday, he repeated his call for cooperation in washington. and put the focus on another item from the second term wish list, raising the minimum wage. >> our job as americans is to restore that basic bargain that says if you work hard, if you're willing to meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead. >> i believe we reward effort and determination with wages that allow working families to raise their kids and get ahead. and if you work full time, you shouldn't be in poverty. i'm doing what i can just to administrative action but i need congress to help. i need congress to do their part. i need congress to do their part. i need congress to take up these initiatives because we've come too far. we've worked too hard to turn back now. >>> the minimum wage would go up to $9 an hour. john bo
. >> and president obama challenged by dick cheney, the former vp calling the president's pick for his national security team, quote, second rate. are his choices putting our safety at risk? we'll report you decide. >> mike: plus the regulation nation keeps getting bigger. and this month the obama administration is proposing even more to the, you know, of 60 billion dollars? but on what? "fox & friends" hour two on a sunday starts right now. ♪ >> well, people across the northeast and new england still reeling from this weekend's massive snowstorm and today, they'll start digging out and dumped several inches to over three feet of snow in some areas. >> alisyn: three feet of snow. it broke records. one the of the hardest hit states is connecticut where we find our anna kooiman, live in milford with the latest. there she is against a snow bank. >> reporter: yeah, very chilly. it's 11 degrees here in milford and we can tell you that folks in the northeast, they're used to dealing with this wild winter weather, but even folks here say it's been a long time since they've seen this much snow. we
from a nord snowstorm over the weekend. president obama has declared a state of emergency in connecticut where the town of hamden got 40 inches of snow. after more than 6,000 flight cancellations, airports are getting back to normal. but mother nature was not kind. >> i can't imagine it. areas hit by that blizzard can now expect freezing rain this morning. >> good morning, abdrew. >> good morning. unsettled sunday. this same cold front giving us another round of showers and thunderstorms now today not looking for as big a severe weather threat. but damaging wind gusts not out of the question, as are the flooding downpours, because these are the same hit areas of all the thunderstorms on sunday. where this is coming from, a disturbance across the northeast, giving us quite a mess especially in the morning. a couple of inches of snow across portions of maine. rob and diana, back to you. >> when does spring start enough? >> not soon enough. >>> let's say you never know what you are going to get when you see a minor league hockey game. last friday, a live condor stole the show
: at the state of the union three years ago, president obama arranged a hero's welcome for ft. hood police sergeant kimberly bundle. she now says she feels used. >> betrayal is a good word. >> reporter: she had been shot three times as she and her partner ended the deadly rampage. chaotic aftermath seen her for the first time in a new video obtained by abc news. authorities say the accused shooter, major nadal hasan, identified by victims as the man in this photo, communicated with an al qaeda leader and wanted to killeen more. >> he had over 177 rounds still left on his person. >> reporter: she's since been laid off and says the president broke the promise he made, that the ft. hood shooting victims would be well taken care of. >> not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. in fact, they've been neglected very badly. >> reporter: so the president's promise was not fulfilled? >> no. >> reporter: what has so upset her and other victims and led them to file a lawsuit is the decision to deny the injured soldiers a purple hurt, terming the ft. hood shooting workplace viole
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. president obama gives his fourth state of the union address, focusing on jobs, the economy and education. we're live in our nation's capital with more on the president's speech and the reaction. >> interesting setting of the stage for the second term. >> not what a lot of people were expecting. >> a little less partisan. the inaugural was criticized for being very partisan. so we'll see what it means when the theater of it is over with. >>> also this half hour, love is in the air. of course, tomorrow being valentine's day. but what about playing cupid as a career? we'll stake you inside an actual matchmaking school. should be very interesting. >> i wonder what they ever teach you? >> did you ever go on a blind date? >> blind dates, no. but i've been set up on awful, awful dates. so i would love to know what you learn as a matchmaker. my record is like 0-10. >> really? >> it's really bad. i'm no longer allowed to do it. >> that piece is for you then. >>> plus, chris brown creating trouble again. there's a fresh fallout from the bad boy's community service scandal. it may now be costing someon
away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't lo
, ronald reagan and i think president obama. here's the area on which they can agree. immigration reform, both sides agree. voting reform, both sides agree. tax reform, both sides agree. how are they going to do it? at least we know they can approach that together. the spending stuff, why isn't anybody talking about a infrastructure bank, maybe a combination or mostly private banks who have all this money and don't want to spend it or lend it, maybe the government can push the private banks lending into build these bridges in a way in which states can pay back or the people can pay back. >>steve: you were taublging about what a great -- talking about what a great speech the president of the united states gave. there's franken. were you watching john boehner? that guy looked like the guy at the end of a big dinner who got stuck with a really big tab. marco rubio had the job of having to do the rebuttal for the republican party. if you missed that, it went a little like this. >> mr. president, i don't oppose your plan because i want to protect the rich. i oppose your plan because i want to
obama is now putting the finishing touches on his state of the union address, which he'll deliver before congress tomorrow night. we're told the focus of the president's speech will be boosting job creation and growing the economy. the president is expected to ring some alarm bells about automatic defense cuts and education and push for strict g ier gun laws. join us tomorrow night beginning at 9:00 eastern. >>> for all of you animal lover, it's that time of year once again. 137th annual westminister kennel club dog show. >> being a true lover of dogs myself, this is one of my favorite events of the entire year. seeing the best of practically every breed of dog in the same place. >> oh, lord, help us. >> the judging begins today, but we're not going to know which dog is best in show until tomorrow night. say all you want about this event. but here's to put it into perspective for you. westminister predates the invention of the lightbulb, the automobile, the building of the brocklin bridge, the invention of basketball, and the establishment of the world series. so say all you want about
, president obama uses his state of the union address to urge lawmakers to take up his plan to curb gun violence. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> as house speaker john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt.
presented to the senate not passed by a long way. how is this for energy policy. president obama wants energy companies to pay for green energy. 2 billion dollars worth. new fees imposed on private industry, oil companies to pay for government sponsored programs. will that help spur growth? don't forget about those liberal environmentalists, a few dozen of them arrested yesterday at the white house. a very small group of people making very big headlines in the mainstream media. a hollywood actress, a kennedy. they don't even want-- they do not want the keystone pipeline, we're going to meet one of the protesters top of the coming hour. all right, where is the price of oil this morning? we're up $97 a barrel. where is the price of gas? up again, in fact, the spike continues. we are now at $3.62 a gallon. are we headed towards $4. we'll have an answer to that very good question next. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when
to all be aware there is nowhere to go. >> president obama is showing this state of emergency. >> our biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. p
president obama. there's no way to tell until tonight. will he compromise or about to win his way of the big issues? >> everything i have to say tonight. >> that line could be announced but he would break of 34,000 u.s. forces from afghanistan. the military could be hurt by spending cuts on march 1. outside the capital, union members protested the automatic cuts would hit social services. the sequestered require a deal on which date beaches. but there is still no agreement. >> we have the ending debt crisis, not a revenue debt crisis at didn't write that the obama prescription is to spend more to put americans back to work. the liberal agenda he laid out added. saying things that position him on the far left of the political spectrum to achieve an opposite side of divided government look for statement on gun violence. "this murder is heartbreaking. >> when mother had a message for lawmakers. >> you signed up for the job, do the big. i do something on gun, on the budget, and on education. that is sure to be the message. whether prime-time response, republicans are turning to senator marco rub
's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> sava
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
off another night of breaking news. this time north korea. president obama calls north korea's nuclear test a highly provocative act. we'll have the latest on the state of the union tonight as well. >> we're going to have the latest on the massive manhunt for the ex-los angeles police officer who is on the run. you're looking at the latest surveillance video that's surfaced of a man who looks like dorner, reportedly buying scuba diving gear, just two days before the killing spree began. so, looking for a lot of clues in that video as to what he might be doing. >>> and we'll have the first interview with the mother of that 5-year-old held captive in the bunker for almost a week. the mother speaking out to dr. phil. revealing that, among other things, his captor fed him fried chicken in the bunker. >>> let's get to josh and the morning's top stories. that nuclear test, front and center. >> it certainly is, on the eve of the state of the union. north korea conducting a nuclear test. if r the announcement coming on north korean television this morning. it appears to be far larger than the
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